Family Continues To Uplift in Luis Ek’s Name with Cochinita Pibil Sale this Saturday, the 24th, and Sunday, the 25th

The Ek family is hosting a special weekend food sale from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM this Saturday, the 24th, and Sunday, the 25th, in the Virgil Village area to raise funds for memorial services honoring Luis Ek, 31, who unexpectedly passed away last Tuesday, April 13th, leaving behind two daughters.

The featured dish for the fundraiser, Cochinita Pibil, is a classic slow-roasted and marinated pork dish from the state of Yucatán, Mexico. Orders placed will be for pick-up only. To get your plate and support this effort by Luis’s family, please call (213) 793-5671.

J.T.

Feliz Cumpleaños, Tommy’s!

It was a dazzlingly beautiful day at the Rampart and Beverly intersection today, as the neighborhood celebrated the seventieth birthday of Tommy’s World Famous Burgers. Not wont to miss an opportunity to honor the crowd, the folks at Tommy’s brought out the Mariachi band, which of course brought out los danzantes!

L.A. looked magnificent, and I was so freakin’ proud.

When we honor the places we come from, the places we come from honor us right back. If this isn’t one of the greatest secrets about how to make the most of our time with the world, I don’t know what is!

J.T.